American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Harvard Mountaineering Club

  • Club Activities
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  • Publication Year: 1951

Harvard Mountaineering Club. The summer activities of the H.M.C. in 1950 included the ascent of Nevado Yerupajá, Peru, by the Harvard Andean Expedition; and an expedition into the Glacier Circle area of the southern Selkirks, which made ascents of Mts. Fox, Selwyn, Wheeler and Kilpatrick, and Hasler Peak, as well as Mts. Rogers and Swanzy. Members also climbed in parties in the Alps, the Cascades, the Wallowas (Oregon) and the Sierra, and in the Teton, Wind River and Front ranges.

During the weekly Sunday rock climbs of the fall, the Club has taught the fundamentals of safe mountaineering to a great many new members. Frequent winter ice-climbing trips to Mt. Washington have given members much of the valuable snow and ice experience for summer expeditions.

Because of the large number of new members, the H.M.C. has established an active safety committee which has set up a Red Cross first aid and mountain rescue course, held discussions at the regular club meetings of the accidents described in the A.A.C. safety reports, and made clear the requisite qualities for good leadership. Harvard Mountaineering will appear in May, with an index to the first ten volumes of the journal.

Tom Nevison

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